Robb Design Portfolio: Art Meets Architecture

    Statuesque wineglasses in wheel-cut crystal on a hand-wrought silver tray (left), a towering skyscraper centerpiece in silver and ivory, a cigar humidor in repoussé silvered brass with an ebonized interior, and a silver caviar server with oval cabochons of malachite are some of our favorite things from Vienna 1903–32, which is showing at New York’s Historical Design gallery (212.593.4528) from April 2 through June 1.

    The thoroughly modern furniture, tableware, and jewelry (all of which are for sale) were created by the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop), a cooperative founded in 1903 by architect Josef Hoffmann and artist-designer Koloman Moser. Their aim: to fuse architecture and the applied arts into one great work of art. Their guiding ethos: “It is better to work for 10 days on one item than to produce 10 items in one day.”

    Photo by John Stoel
    The “Cynical Realism” movement emerged in the early 1990s....
    A British mathematician who died 60 years ago is having a celebrity moment...
    Photo by Richard P. Goodbody Inc.
    The antiquities dealer Les Enluminures will offer a large collection of biblical manuscripts…
    The sale will feature architectural treasures salvaged from around the world…
    Sotheby's
    Standout items include a set of Wang Qi panel paintings expected to fetch as much as $700,000...
    Illustration by Bruce Morser
    Santiago Barberi Gonzalez travels the world in search of compelling art and design...
    The show will showcase works from Peter Paul Rubens, Gortzius Geldorp, and more…
    Photo by Michiel Elsevier Stokmans
    The top lot could fetch as much as $450,000…
    timothy c. fabrizio and george f. paul
    After more than a century, gramophones, phonographs, and cylinder players are prized as...